Texas is full of great designers and makers, and new things are happening every day in the Lone Star State. To help you keep up with all the design news and goings-on in the area, AD PRO is here with what you need to know this week.
Perkins+Will Wins Three Awards at the 2019 TxA Awards
Perkins+Will took home three awards at the Texas Society of Architects 2019 Design Awards. The awards highlight architectural and urban design projects that promote public interest in design. Perkins + Will’s three honors came in the Built category for the firm’s work on the LEED Gold–certified Fire Station 27, the most advanced fire station design in Dallas, the Richards Group’s new corporate headquarters in Dallas, and Emancipation Park in Houston, a ten-acre park designed to remember the park’s significance within the African-American community.
Jonathan Browning Studios Features His New Collection in Dallas and Houston
Lighting designer Jonathan Browning’s newest light collection is now available for purchase in the Bright Group showroom in Dallas and the Ligne Lighting Studio in Houston. The offering takes a modern view of the Hollywood dressing room vanity light. The Glacon lamp is a cube-shaped light that emulates “fire and ice,” while the Rameau Circular chandelier is a classic candelabra turned upside down to resemble a modern claw. Meanwhile, the Platiere Circular chandelier was inspired by the shape of a razor clam.
Multimedia Gallery ALG Collective Opens in Dallas
On May 18, the Dallas Design District welcomed a new gallery, ALG Collective, during a grand opening celebration. Glass artist Anna Lou Curnes opened the space as a multimedia arts gallery that will feature her own work as well as the creations of three other women: Annie Griffeth, Melissa Ellis, and Christi Meril. Griffeth is known for her narrative-driven Pop art, Ellis for her abstract and contemporary nature oil paintings, and Meril for her abstract mixed-media work.
Houston Endowment Launches International Architecture Contest
The nonprofit Houston Endowment is hosting an international competition in search of a team of architects to design the charity’s new headquarters on a site overlooking Spotts Park and Buffalo Bayou. The international contest will be in two stages with a $20 million base. Houston Endowment is looking for an architect who can design the headquarters with the business and community it serves in mind.
Architecture Professor Sheba Akhtar Presents “Modern Architecture” Talk
Prairie View A&M University architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will host a program called “Modern Architecture” on May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sugar Land Branch Library outside Houston. The free event will focus on the evolution of modern architecture and how seminal figures like Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan influenced the field as we know it today.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest